Half of the Patients find their Medical Bills Confusing Report

Despite a large number of governmental programs to promote advanced medical billing and coding practices, it seems that there are many healthcare organizations and medical billing and coding companies that are stuck with traditional and erroneous billing and coding practices. And this has led to a huge amount of confusions and concerns from older patients

Global Data Report Predicts Rapid Growth In EMR Market

The market for EMR (Electronic Medical Records) is poised to make rapid growth in the coming years, a report published by GlobalData indicates. The report puts the value of the market at $17 billion by 2017. The value of the Electronic medical and health record market was $10.6 billion in 2012 when McKesson topped the

Experts say that we might see a Push Back In Meaningful Use

Even though the healthcare industry is working hard to provide efficient patient care, many experts in the industry believe that the level of EHR adoption in the industry is not as expected and may not be able to support the best care for patients. The advocates of population health and analytics are talking about implementing

EMR Software can help Improve the Overall Health Care

As per the recent reports, the benefits of EMR in improvising health care have been brought up by a healthcare organization in Beaumont, which is a physician-owned healthcare organization that comprises of numerous specialists as well as the care options and facilities for the patients. The findings come in stark contrast to what a large

EHR Systems to include Occupation Data for Improved Decision Making

Recently, several physicians demonstrated the advantages of adding occupation data to EHR systems and said that it could help in better decision making. Adding a patient’s occupation and workplace into the electronic health record systems can make the providers at community health centres offer better facilities. This is because gathering such information enables the providers

EHR Doesn’t Cause Rise Of Medicare Scams – Report

With WHO’s mandate for the adoption of electronic health records, experts in the healthcare industry feared that it would lead to fraudulent billing and coding tendencies. However, recent reports show that such fears are baseless. The report is based on the outcome of the researchers by Harvard School of Public Health and Michigan School of

Cyber Attacks on Electronic Health Data Increases

With your health records online, hackers are now more interested in your health history than your credit card information. Cybercriminals are devising new methods to exploit the vulnerabilities of EMR software. One of the healthcare security experts of the industry says, “As attackers discover new methods to make money, the healthcare industry is becoming a

Congress urged not to Further Delay the ICD 10 Implementation

It was the very slow rate of ICD 10 transition among the hospitals that forced Congress to pass the legislation pushing the ICD 10 implementation date to October 2015. But, many hospitals were prepared to meet the initial deadline and they are disappointed by the fact that the Federal Government keeps delaying the full implementation

Concerns Rise about Achieving ICD 10 Transition within the Stipulated Time

The repeated postponements and delays in setting the transition deadline for ICD 10 coding are raising new concerns in the healthcare industry. Many industry leaders are wondering whether the transition from ICD 9 to ICD 10 will ever get done. Already, it is becoming clear that the Federal Government might have to further extend the

CMS Issues New Guidelines For Stage 2 Attestation At HIMSS14

The 2014th chapter of Healthcare Information And Management Systems (HIMSS14) discussed very deeply about the Electronic Health Record adoption incentive programs. The annual meeting noted that the criteria for the adoption of EHR and the meaningful use stage 2 attestation programs should be made clearer to the healthcare organizations across the country. The major focus